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UPDATED: First free Xbox 360 game for Gold members is Defense Grid: The Awakening

Microsoft’s Games with Gold program has kicked off with the first free title being offered to Xbox Gold Live members. The game in question is Defense Grid: The Awakening – a 2009 Xbox Live title that normally retails for 800 Microsoft Points. Two free games will be offered each month, …

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Nintendo partners with O2 for national wi-fi access

O2 is to offer free wi-fi access to 3DS and DS owners across the UK. Owners of the handhelds will now see their machines automatically connect to internet hotspots that use O2’s service. These include McDonalds, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee, House of Fraser, Toby Carvery, Bluewater and large parts …

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Windows Blue becomes Windows 8.1, is free update

The first major update for Windows 8 is coming later in the year under the banner of Windows 8.1. Previously known by less obvious codename Windows Blue, the free update will do much the same thing as the old service packs through which Microsoft issued major changes to prior operating …

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Nintendo offers free 3DS game in new So Many Games promotion

3DS owners are offered the chance to grab a game download from the eShop for free. Starting tomorrow (April 23rd) players who register three games from a select list will receive a code with which that can choose another title to download absolutely free. The games included in the promotion …

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Nvidia bundles free copy of Metro: Last Light with graphics cards

A free copy of Deep Silver’s Metro: Last Light is currently available to those who buy certain Nvidia GTX graphics cards. The game is offered to those who buy a GTX 660 or better, meaning it also includes the likes of the GTX 660Ti, GTX 760, the high-end GTX 680 …

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Say what you see – Catch Phrase the best performing paid game in UK App Store charts

Cult TV quiz IP Catch Phrase is back thanks to hugely popular iOS app Classic Catch Phrase. The game is second in the UK paid iPhone charts behind chat software WhatsApp Messenger and top of the paid iPad charts. In the free listings, meanwhile, King.com’s Candy Crush Saga continues to …

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Hackers break into uPlay, download Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for free

A group of Russian hackers have apparently discovered an exploit that allows them to download games from Ubisoft’s uPlay store for free. And furthermore, it has allegedly allowed them to get their hands on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – a game that has got plenty of press inches over …

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The Witcher 3 clefts DRM in twain

Upcoming RPG epic The Witcher 3 will be free of the shackles of DRM on PC. The news will be applauded by the gaming community, which has become vocally tired of draconian security measures that more often than not result in the official product being more prohibitive to users than …

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SimCity gets free Nissan DLC

Players of troubled simulation title SimCity now have access to a free piece of Nissan-sponsored DLC. The Nissan Leaf Charging Station would in real-life allow owners of Nissan’s electric car the chance to plug in and recharge. In-game it gives its users a happiness boost and also offers a one-time …

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Warner launches free Hobbit browser game

The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age is now available to play for free in browsers. The Facebook game is developed by Kabam and draws heavily on the license recently popularised by the first of Peter Jackson’s films. It’s the second game to be released via the collaboration between Warner …

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